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Prince Wrote a Song Honoring Freddie Gray & the People of Baltimore

Prince has recorded a song that will address the recent riots in Baltimore after the death of 25-year-old Baltimore man Freddie Gray. According to Billboard, who spoke with a spokesperson for Prince, the track will be a “tribute to all people of the city of Baltimore.”

05/01/2015

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Casfesjian’s Carousel Opens At Como Park Zoo

One of Minnesota’s summertime icons is back in business. The sweet calliope music of Casfesjian’s Carousel is in the air outside the main gate of the Como Park Zoo in Saint Paul.

05/01/2015

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Firefighters Rescue Woman From Burning Apartment

Firefighters in Duluth rescued a woman from her burning apartment.

Authorities say heavy fire broke out on the second and third levels of the three-story buildin Thursday afternoon. Firefighters found a woman whose exit was blocked by falling burning debris. They were able to help the woman out of the building. She was treated at the scene by paramedics.

05/01/2015

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Employees Quit Recently Raided Burnsville Credit Repair Business

Questions remain for both customers and employees following a raid by federal investigators of a local credit repair business. Months after a WCCO Investigation first exposed complaints, investigators seized documents and computers at United Credit Consultants in Burnsville.

05/01/2015

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4 Things To Know: ‘Avengers’ Sequel Opens, Wild To Roar

Here is a look at the four things you need to know about for May Day — May 1, 2015. They include the latest installment of an unstoppable superhero franchise, and an eruption from the deep.

05/01/2015

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Accomplish with Kylie: Feed My Starving Children

Feed My Starving Children started here in Minnesota in 1987. Since then, it has sent millions of meals to nearly 70 countries. They couldn’t do any of that without all their volunteers.

05/01/2015

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Landowner Asks For Reroute Of Lake Superior Hiking Trail

A private landowner, fed up with disrespectful hikers, is forcing a reroute of the Lake Superior Hiking Trail. The landowner gave permission for the trail to go through his land between Gooseberry Falls State Park and Blueberry Hill Road.

05/01/2015

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Fmr. Gopher QB Philip Nelson To Play At South Alabama

A former Gopher quarterback is heading back to school and back to the football field. Philip Nelson transferred to Rutgers after the 2013 season, but they kicked him off the team following a fight in Mankato that left MSU-Mankato football player Isaac Kolstad with brain injuries.

05/01/2015

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Excellent Educator: Plymouth Middle School’s Benjamin Drexler

Every Friday we take the time to recognize one of the great teachers in our community. This week, we’re honoring Benjamin Drexler. Drexler teaches 8th grade math at Plymouth Middle School. He was nominated by his students!

05/01/2015

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NE Mpls. House Damaged After Early Morning Fire

Crews are cleaning up after a fire in northeast Minneapolis overnight. According to the Minneapolis Fire Department, firefighters responded to a call around 3:30 a.m. of a house fire in the 600 block of 24th Avenue.

05/01/2015

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Good Question: How Old Are We When We Retire?

Growing up, many of us assume we’ll just retire by our own choice at age 65. But a new survey finds we’re actually leaving our jobs earlier than that.

04/30/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Guacamole In Minnesota

The avocado is really having a moment. A Google search yields hundreds of recipes from soups to even ice cream. But the original avocado recipe is guacamole, especially at St. Paul’s Boca Chica — which WCCO viewers picked as the Best of Minnesota.

04/30/2015

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Wild Blog: Playoff Preview, Wild Vs. Blackhawks

For the second year in a row, the Minnesota Wild has eliminated the Central Division champion from the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Last year it was the Colorado Avalanche, this year it was the St. Louis Blues.

04/30/2015

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Sale Tagged For Career-High 9 Runs In 12-2 Loss To Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) —Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale breezed through his first meeting with Minnesota on April 12 and most of the 16 appearances against them that came before it. Thursday’s rematch wasn’t so smooth. […]

04/30/2015

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WCCO Viewers Raise More Than $91K For Animal Humane Society

All day Thursday, WCCO raised awareness and money for a great cause. The Animal Humane Society cares for animals in need at its five metro area shelters.

04/30/2015

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Vikings Take Michigan State Cornerback Trae Waynes

The Minnesota Vikings have selected Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes with the 11th overall pick in the NFL draft.

04/30/2015

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Mpls. Police Union President Delmonico Loses Re-Election Bid

The face of the Minneapolis Police union for 16 years has lost his bid for re-election. Lt. John Delmonico ran mostly unchallenged since taking the job in 1999. Lt. Bob Kroll, the long-time union vice president, will take the top spot.

04/30/2015

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2nd San Diego Terrorism Case To Be Sent To Minnesota

A San Diego judge has ordered a man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group to be sent from California to Minnesota to face charges.

04/30/2015

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Former Viking Alan Page Honored For Service In Supreme Court

Justice Alan Page got special recognition from the state Senate Thursday morning. A resolution honored him for more than two decades of service on the Minnesota Supreme Court.

04/30/2015

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Minneapolis Cops On Bikes Regaining Balance For Summer

Now that it’s warm outside, you’ll see more police officers on bikes.

On Thursday, Minneapolis police kicked off spring training for the department’s Bicycle Rapid Response Team.

04/30/2015

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Barway Collins’ Mother Speaks To The Community

A grieving mother shared her gratitude with Minnesota Thursday for caring so much about her son. Strangers spent weeks searching for any sign of Barway Collins, the 10-year-old Crystal boy who vanished one day after school last month.

04/30/2015

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After Injuring Baby In Crash, Teen Speaks Out On Distracted Driving

Distracted driving killed 48 people on Minnesota roads last year. A texting teenager nearly made that number 49. Shyann Ericksen hit another car head-on in Eagan last summer. She sat down with WCCO-TV to talk about the crash.

04/30/2015

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Police: Loaded Shotgun Found Next To Sleeping Child

A young St. Paul father is facing serious charges for endangering the safety of his 4-year old son. Police say 25-year-old Jeremy Smith Jr. showed no regard for his son’s safety when he left the boy alone in a bedroom that was scattered with guns and ammunition.

04/30/2015

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Pedestrian Killed By LRT Was Longtime Minn. Senate Staffer

A longtime staff member of the Minnesota Senate was killed after being struck by a Green Line light rail train on her way to work Thursday morning. Lynne Thomas had been a legislative assistant in the Senate for 28 years. She was crossing University Avenue on the light rail tracks when she was hit and killed by a train around 7:30 a.m.

04/30/2015

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Documentary On T-Rex Discovery Leads To Pardon Request

Pete Larson has discovered thousands of fossils around the world, co-authored three books and led the team that unearthed the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever found. But there’s one black mark on his record: a federal conviction that landed him in prison almost 20 years ago.

04/30/2015

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New Eats At Target Field

On Tuesday, April 7, Target Field unveiled some of the new foods available for the 2015 Twins season. Here are some of the highlights.

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Spring Snowstorm – March 22

The calendar may have turned to spring, but for many parts of Minnesota it’s a return to winter’s snow and ice.

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St. Paddy’s Day Northern Lights

A severe geomagnetic storm ignited an epic outbreak of the aurora borealis across northern latitudes world-wide over the last two nights.

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Minnesota Marks MLK Day

Politicians commemorated the event at programs, demonstrators marched to highlight injustice, and Minnesota remembered the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Minnehaha Falls Ice Caves

Winter means ice caves at Minnehaha Falls near Hiawatha Avenue in southeast Minneapolis. Check out these views of frozen majesty.

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